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My name is Kieran and I'm a sixth form student in the UK. Over the years, I have found myself as the guinea pig of the exploding self-help industry. Buzzwords such as 'digital detox', 'Buddhist practices', 'speed reading', 'drop shipping' and 'affiliate marketing' are just a few of the most likely hundreds of ideas I have bought into along my journey as a teenager. I'm sure I'm not the first amongst those of you who are reading to have fallen into traps of self proclaimed 'gurus', selling a dream that doesn't exist. I'm now on a mission to try and wade through all this bullshit and provide my take and advice on how to really develop as an individual and grow!
Growing up in the age of technology and social media has provided amazing tools of communication, however as we’re starting to realise, having all the information you could ever need at your fingertips welcomes the opportunity for you to come across misinformation. Whether it’s people trying to make some quick money out of you or any other selfish motive, these people are holding you back and selling you lies in the aim of lining their own pockets. Let's embark on a journey to seek out the truth and find the 20% of information that will lead to 80% of our own personal growth.
In my experience, I have lived the advantages and disadvantages of this 21st century 'self-help' industry and there would've been nothing more valuable at the time than a source of information with genuine intentions to help others, this is my goal with this website. It's natural to be sceptical after reading that though, you might be thinking well what's in it for him? In an age where the highest paying job is supposedly always the right answer, people seem to have forgotten what 'fulfilment' could look like. Building a platform which can help you as readers, as well as discussing issues together is my best attempt at this. I don't want others to fall into the same trap that I did.
Achieving the highest set of results at my secondary school was a pivotal moment for me but not in the way I first imagined. The ideas of 'work hard', 'persevere' and all the rest of it seemed to be working but I found myself afterwards wondering what it was all for. Something I had worked so hard for and put so much of myself into all of a sudden didn't matter, this is when I realised the way we've been told to 'grind' and 'push forwards' isn't the right message, we need something a bit more.